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NEW Term dates

The Ashmolean CREATIVES Panel had a very active and varied first year. We are looking forward to getting even more involved in the Museum and running  activities this year.  Read the blog to see what we’ve been up to and … Continue reading

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Creative Creatives!

This week we explored our creative sides with art and music.  We tested out some new and unusual ways of exploring paintings in the galleries, working in groups to discuss questions like… Find a painting that matches your outfit. Stand next … Continue reading

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Planning for Live Friday

  We have all been hard at work making final plans for The Ashmolean’s SUPERSONIC Live Friday on 3rd March 2017. Today, we planned everyone’s roles, made a final check of the resources we will need and went up to … Continue reading

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Turner’s Tectonic Triage!

It has been said, that Turner ’s depiction of The High Street in Oxford is so architecturally accurate that the buildings could be rebuilt using his image alone…………..Let’s find out! In this week’s session, the year 9s were lucky to … Continue reading

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High Street of the Future by Malgorzata Modrzejewska (Yr 12)

The session began with a talk about how architects are using 3D printing to design many buildings around us, which have peculiar shapes and structures. These are impossible to design without Computer Aided Design (CAD). Architectural models can then be … Continue reading

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Intro to 3D Design by Kaylum Smith (Yr 12)

In this session we were looking at ways of reconstructing the High Street. Last session Chris from I Can Make took pictures with a camera on a robotic tripod from the island in the middle of the road. He showed … Continue reading

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Walking the High Street by Kaylum Smith (Yr 12)

On a lovely sunny Tuesday afternoon, we all set out and had a good look at the High Street and how it has developed since Turner painted it in 1810. Watch the short film I posted about this on YouTube below. We … Continue reading

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Capturing the High Street by Clare Cory (Ashmolean)

‘I hadn’t realised how much Turner had altered it from how it really is’ (Yr 9) On Tuesday we met to compare Turner’s painting with the High Street of today. As we positioned ourselves by the door shown in the … Continue reading

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Introducing Turner’s, ‘The High Street, Oxford’ by Helen Ward (Ashmolean)

It was brilliant to welcome Year 9 students from Oxford Spires Academy to the Museum on Tuesday 17 May. The focus of this session was the painting itself and JMW Turner. A sketching activity, designed to encourage close observation revealed … Continue reading

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Introduction to the project by Thea Neville (Yr 12)

In the first session, the year 9s were given a puzzle. The students enjoyed trying to figure out how their picture pieces went together – finally discovering it was Turner’s View of the High Street, Oxford times 2! Afterwards, the … Continue reading

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